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Atlantis: The Lost Empire – Trial by Fire

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Atlantis: The Lost Empire – Trial by Fire
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Zombie Studios
Disney Interactive Studios
LithTech Talon
Release dates
Windows May 18, 2001
Metacritic 50
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure, FPS, Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Series Disney's Atlantis
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire – Trial by Fire on Wikipedia
Disney's Atlantis
Subseries of Disney
Atlantis: The Lost Empire – Search for the Journal 2001
Atlantis: The Lost Empire – Trial by Fire 2001


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Atlantis: The Lost Empire – Trial by Fire is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person action, adventure, FPS and shooter game in the Disney's Atlantis series.

General information

Official site - retrieved with Wayback machine from October 19, 2001.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
This game is not available digitally.


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.


Type Notes
No microtransactions None

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\autoexec.cfg[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.sav[Note 1]


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Setting a widescreen resolution in <path-to-game>/autoexec.cfg (has to be 1280x720 or lower) makes the gameplay stretched, and at non-standard widescreen resolutions, menus appear cropped.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use the FOV fix.
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
The game doesn't have an FPS cap, it relies on Vsync.
Game speed becomes too fast at higher frame rates, and also mouse doesn't behave properly.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing (RT)


Keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings.
Mouse settings.
Mouse settings.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Always on
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
12 Max of 12 players in some maps, and max of 8 in others.
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[1] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Direct IP

Issues unresolved

Crashing at the start of level/savegame loadscreens when using dgVoodoo2

Issues fixed

Jittery mouselook when mouse polling rate exceeds 125 Hz

Wrap the old DirectInput calls into DirectInput 8[2]
  1. Download DirectInput wrapper.
  2. Extract it to <path-to-game>.
  3. Add the line InputRate=60 in <path-to-game>\autoexec.cfg and decrease the mouse sensitivity in-game.

Starts on second monitor

Set display manually[2]
  1. Go to the installation folder and edit autoexec.cfg.
  2. Locate the line "carddesc" "\\.\DISPLAY2".
  3. Replace it with "carddesc" "\\.\DISPLAY1".


If the line does not already exist, add it manually.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7 [3]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Input DirectInput
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Windows 95/98/Me
Processor (CPU) Pentium II or AMD K6-2 class processor, 266 MHz or faster
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 350 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0a compatible
Sound (audio device) 16-bit DirectX-compatible sound card
Other 8X speed CD-ROM drive


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. Pricing | GameSpy Technology
  2. 2.0 2.1 Verified by User:AlphaYellow on 2024-03-30
  3. Verified by User:AlphaYellow on 2024-04-05
    According to System Informer, the game loads d3dim700.dll. dgVoodoo2's traces point to Direct3D 7 (e.g: "Direct3DDevice7").